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Huong Lai

38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 6814
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Ranked #27 of 1,486 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I think service across Saigon is very good but this is certainly the best. Welcoming environment from the beginning - you can't help but smile the whole time. The philosophy of the business is nothing short of inspiring and if I lived in Saigon I would make the effort to visit frequently. The food is simple, home-style Vietnamese which is... More

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went here with a group of 5 people for dinner, and I think we all ordered the set menu. The service is really good. Everyone is friendly, attentive, and polite. The cause of helping at risk vietnamese by employing them in the service and hospitality industry is really admirable as well, and they seem to be doing a great... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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244 reviews 244 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
379 helpful votes 379 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The decor is very traditional and welcoming, which put us in great mood for a start. The food was beautifully presented and although the portions could be more generous, the flavour is as authentic and tasty as you can get! Children and vegetarians catered for with a smile :) 

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Southampton UK
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We sought this place out because of the very positive reviews on our last day in Vietnam, and were delighted to find it deserves the praise. It is very atmospheric with its simple and understated decoration. The staff are very attentive without being intrusive at all and the food was some of the very best we tried in this lovely... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I come really often to this place. The food is really good specialy the chicken tamarin. I really recommand this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The staff is very nice and helpful, the place is clean and cozy and its location is fine. The food is great and prices are very reasonable. Very recommendable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

On trip advisor and guide book listings my sister and I went for dinner. Australian google maps sent us in the wrong direction but we recovered and found it easily. The claypot pork was delicious. We also had noodles and finished with a very yummy creme caramel each. Our bill was 411000 dong including wine water and cola. Staff were... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

I went here in a group of five and we all ordered the set menu. The food was delicious and a bargain (about $12 per person), but even more so we loved the atmosphere! The staff was incredibly welcoming and really took pride in their foreign language skills.

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Oberhausen, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went to this place on a thursday evening to have dinner for two. We were lucky to get a table as we did not have a reservation. However, we arrived rather early (6.30 pm) so there still a few feee tablrs. Soon after the place was full and several parties who wanted to have dinner had to be sent... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We only discovered this restaurant at our last night's stay in HCMC, otherwise we would have gone back the next day! The food is really good (vietnamese food with a yummy twist) and the service is great (the waiters are very friendly and serve with a smile). It might be a bit pricier than some other restaurants (although we ate... More

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